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​The Mid-America All-Indian Museum is home to a museum that features pieces from a collection with more than 3,000 artifacts. This allows for exhibits to be changed throughout the years so that a variety of stories can be told about American Indian culture and heritage.

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Permanent Exhibit

 
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Tsate Kongia: Walking in Two Worlds, the Life of Blackbear Bosin

The exhibit gives an in-depth look into the personal and professional life of Bosin, one of the founders of the Indian Center and the man behind Wichita's iconic Keeper of the Plains sculpture. Tsate Kongia was Bosin's Kiowa name. It means "Blackbear" and belonged to his great-grandfather, a Kiowa chief. The exhibit includes paintings, photographs, vintage film footage, live audio tapes made by Bosin and interviews with people who were close to him.

Bosin was an internationally recognized Kiowa-Comanche sculptor and acrylic/watercolor painter from Oklahoma who adopted Wichita as his home in 1940. Primarily a self-taught artist, Bosin helped enhance a better understanding of his culture by presenting scenes and tales of his beloved Indian heritage beautifully to the world. National Geographic gave Bosin his first national recognition in March 1955 with the publication of his painting "Prairie Fire."

Current Exhibits

  • What We Collect

    June 25, 2022 - December 31, 2023

  • Ivory Miniatures

    June 25, 2022 - December 31, 2023

  • From the Vault

    December 5, 2023 - May 2024

  • We Are the Spirit

    December 5, 2023 - May 2024

Upcoming Exhibits